The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) and the RISE II Sahel Collaboration and Communication (SCC) activity invite you to join us for a series of webinars celebrating the impact and legacy of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel-Enhanced Resilience (REGIS-ER) project.
Our third webinar in this closeout series is scheduled for Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 9:00-10:00 am EST/14:00-15:00 GMT.
Thursday’s webinar will focus on Local Conventions, one of the key pillars of REGIS-ER’s impact. Local Conventions are community-developed natural resources management plans that promote equitable and sustainable management of resources, improve soil fertility and reduce conflicts rooted in competition for scarce resources. REGIS-ER’s work around Local Conventions built on the community-led practice of natural resources management in Niger and Burkina Faso, but went beyond resource inventory and management to center participatory and inclusive governance. By building consensus among groups and local ownership of natural resources management, REGIS-ER helped communities create sustainable livelihoods rooted in their farmland, pastures, forests and water supply. During this webinar, our panelists will discuss how Local Conventions empower vulnerable groups, how the model impacts long-term resilience, and share lessons learned and recommendations.
Moderated by Andre Mershon, Senior Resilience Advisor in the Center for Resilience at the USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, this webinar will feature Amath Diop, Deputy Chief of Party/Burkina Faso Country Representative for REGIS-ER; Brook Johnson, Independent Consultant; and Dr. Amadou Sayo, Technical Advisor & Sustainable Land Management Specialist in Niger for TerreEauVie.
Register now to learn from one of the longest-running, multi-sectoral resilience activities in the Sahel. As USAID’s flagship RISE I activity, REGIS-ER laid the foundation for the next five to ten years of sustained resilience investments and demonstrated what’s possible when communities work together to build self-reliance and solve challenges.
This webinar will be conducted in English, with simultaneous French translation. Webinar resources will be available in both languages.